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Overview

Introduction to Groves, Texas

Groves, Texas, in Jefferson county, is 3 miles N of Port Arthur, Texas (center to center) and 87 miles E of Houston, Texas. Part of the surrounding Beaumont - Port Arthur metro area, the city is not an isolated city.

Groves History

During the early years of the 20th century, rice farming was the main occupation of the few early settlers who had chosen Groves area as their home. Wiley Choate, who was employed by the Griffing Brothers Nursery, oversaw the planting of 2,500 pecan trees in 1919. This led to the city of Groves developing into one of the most beautiful communities in the region. It had its first post office in 1927.

Groves and nearby Attractions

  • Port Groves Golf Course
  • Groves City Park
  • Museum of the Gulf Coast
  • Big Thicket National Preserve
  • Sea Rim State Park

Things To Do In Groves

Gardening is among the most popular activity in this area and is greatly helped by the plentiful rainfall and near sub-tropical climate. The residents of Groves organize a variety of seasonal activities that range from youth soccer to youth baseball. Lions Park operates a community swimming pool. The city is also home to a 9-hole golf course and a water park. There are excellent hunting and fishing areas nearby. The annual Texas Pecan Festival is a local celebration that features rides, musical acts, food, and many other activities.

Groves Transportation

Chennault International Airport can be reached within an hour’s drive.

Groves Higher Education

Lamar University, Mcneese State University, and Lee College offer programs for higher studies.

People

Total Population 15,845
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 16.6%
Employed Population 16+ 6,423
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 52.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14%
Median Earnings25+ $39,075
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,315
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,820

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,961
% Above Poverty Level 86.7%
% Below Poverty Level 13.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.9%
Median Gross Rent $810
Median House Value $99,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.2%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 7.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Groves Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Port Arthur, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles E of Houston, Texas
County Jefferson
Metro Area Beaumont - Port Arthur
Standard Zip Codes 77619
Phone Area Codes 409
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.948
Longitude -93.916

Groves Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PORT ARTHUR AP BEAUMONT
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 62 F
Apr Temp 59 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 92 F
Oct Temp 60 to 81 F
Annual Precip 59.8 inches
Station ORANGE
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 60 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 59 inches
Station ORANGE 9 N
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 62.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Groves, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Steeltown (77619)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bridge City 7,907 $67,639

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Groves Public Libraries

Library
Groves Public Library
5600 W WASHINGTON ST
Groves, Texas
(409) 962-6281

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Groves Hospitals

RENAISSANCE HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
5500 39TH ST
(409) 962-5733
Emergency Service: Yes

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